Durian for superior health

Durian (Durio zibethinus Merr.)

Jingtair Siriphanich



Durian is one of the most important fruits grown in South-East Asia. It is named king of fruit due to its rich sweet creamy delicious taste with strong distinctive odor. This chapter includes discussion of its unique biology, surprising nutritional value, volatiles, factors affecting quality, complicated maturity indices, handling procedure, disorders, important pests and their control, processed products and potential medicinal uses.


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